Suncoast Christian College in Woombye, Queensland, is offering individuals and families the opportunity to have their names immortalised within the college’s new primary school campus for just $50.
In the countdown to the August unveiling, Principal Greg Mattiske revealed that 6,000 stainless steel discs will be laser-etched on one side of the new building, collectively forming an eye-catching honeycomb design created by architects m3architecture.
Principal Mattiske said: “We want all our families, past and present, and the wider community to enjoy a permanent sense of belonging by placing their mark on this exciting new building and the future of Suncoast.
“These commemorative discs will be laser-etched with the names of individuals or families who want to be part of our long-lasting community, celebrating both our beginning and our future,” he said.
“The names etched on commemorative discs will be visible from inside the building, forming part of its beating heart.”
An innovative new primary building at Suncoast Christian College
Even before doors open, Suncoast Christian College has made headlines for its plan to create one of the most innovative school buildings on the Sunshine Coast.
Purposely designed for collaborative ‘team-teaching’, with a focus on flexible learning spaces instead of traditional classrooms, the building will accommodate Year 1 to 6 students, split into three cohorts. Each group will be taught by a team of six teachers and teachers’ assistants in dedicated and adaptable learning zones over two levels.
“A tiered seating area in each of the cohort zones will connect the two levels, allowing students to move between floors,” Mr Mattiske said, adding that each zone will be equipped with its own maker space and kitchen.
In addition, an art room and performing arts space will service all students, with the building wrapped in a specially designed steel mesh adorned with commemorative discs, allowing air and natural light to stream through.
Flexible learning spaces
Mr Mattiske said flexible learning spaces promised to deliver optimal social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. The spaces are zoned and furnished to enable a variety of teaching modes, with a range of possible configurations for different subjects and stages of learning.
“Today’s students have diverse needs, and it’s too much for one teacher to have the burden of trying to meet all these needs on their own. Better outcomes for students can be achieved when we work as a team,” he said.
“What’s also exciting is our teachers will be able to effectively and intuitively tailor lessons to the abilities and learning needs of individual students.
“The new building will help them seamlessly provide inquiry-based learning to equip young minds for a future world where creativity, communication and critical thinking skills are essential.”
Naming rights per commemorative disc can be purchased at a cost of $50 for an individual or family name, or $100 for a business name. The opportunity is open until mid-July.
Visit https://suncoastcc.qld.edu.au/tms/ for more information.